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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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     The sixth star in the sky Its smiles at me Naughtily nudging me to try Waltzing to its starry symphony Hope showers like diamonds But doesn’t land on my open hands Doesn’t shatter on the stony ground either But challenges me to another dance Now you are mischievous number zero My a...
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    Memories are the most Cherished treasury of my mind but they’re Etched on virtual postcards, printed On the cardboard of my much too Mortal neurons and prone To scarring by time, and the rest of the random company. I sometimes worry, But the present tension of a Glowing flower, sweet su...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    My insides feel empty as I pull on my gloves and boots, switch off the dim lighting in my cramped room and step outside. The snowflakes fall like autumn leaves to lazily land on the ground that is covered with a white, white, blanket of velvety snow. The sun pours through a tiny slit between the h...
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    Just smile when you pass me by On your way to the office, to the blue sky Or to the corner store I see that you glow with beauty Oh Tailor, gardener, landlady Or ye seafarer going off the shore We are all work still in progress Still In progress, in life’s game of chess Doesn’t mean ...
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    True beauty Flows from between your flawless Wrinkles; Your brown skin Glows Like angels when you smile. The uneven soldiers of your teeth Sparkle handsomely and I love the rugged terrain Of Your tough, Rough hands- They’re hardened beauty. The wide, peaceful landscape Of your foreh...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    The time is 9:45 pm. He stands at the edge of the doorway opening into our home, his broken teeth twisted into an innocent smile. “Pandrah”, he says, the laundry has cost 15 dirhams today. As my grandmother hands him the money in exchange for the ironed clothes, I give him a packet of the mys...
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    A paper A bird A flute A brush. A caper A shirt A fruit Some slush. A finger A box A flirt A rush. Imagine Create Touch Hear Feel See Be A...
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    A slate of all the shades of blue softly Cloaks my eyes. One glittering, fluttering star A Diamond tear from heavenly cries. Cotton puffs sailing through in a fabric of white Like faceless angels. But I can see them smile at me A sky-candle in the night. The waves near the sea shore Ebbing...
  • Opinion > Environment
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    We live in a tiny speck in the ocean of the universe, surrounded by problems- social, environmental, economical- we are all disturbed by them. Yet, we contribute little or nothing for the ailing world that shelters us. This was the disappointing thought that loomed over my mind as I transitioned ...
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    Lions do not cry. But even if they did We’d only gape in awe at that marvel  For at the pinnacle of our intelligence We humans are blind....
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    We humans are intelligent. We invent guns and bombs and walls of enmity We dread death, even while plotting it with our own actions We humans are intelligent. As the only animal blessed with a conscience, we love nobody Not our planet that anchors our body (Our heads alone are in the sky) N...
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    Hear. There is magic In those tiny black-bulbs of your eyes- They glitter and glow In so much promise I see magic in you. The sky is magical. Those twinkling Teardrops that smile at us from heaven are enchanted They remind us, that even if everything else is lost They will still be there ...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    I am going to descend into the infinite Depths of your heart with the ladder Of our bottomless love...
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    Rumors- flourish like wild fire. Fuelling Some; But Burning many....
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    The mirror in front Of Me shatters- our eye contact Breaks – I jerk back. You seem to have shattered along With the mirror, your broken shards splattered all over the wet floor. And it is my hands that are bloody....
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    Darling, don’t let superficial spotlights blur Your vision or Transient acmes outshine your attributes if You want to avoid an acute post-fame-hypothermia, because Once this little show gets over and you are stripped Of all the comfort, And glory of renown In the dark You’ll be left-sa...
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    In your love, mom In the expanse of your love even oceans and galaxies would be lost. (But I, I am always found)...
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    Hush. Don’t speak. Your heart beats, Beats against my ear, Speaks Sweet, sweet Secrets My ears can’t hear. But I understand. Sigh. How It all makes sense. You breathe. I smile. Your heart doesn’t lie. In its whispers, You’re alive....
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    I wish to kiss you Whatever you are that Deprived me of my yesterday’s sleep Cramped my legs into an unbearable ache Broke my thermometer in the Physics lab and Made my teachers schedule a hundred tests Really, I love You that made me Lose my debate contest Forget to wash my fart smel...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Nature, with man and all its miracles, Is like man, blemished- Its subtle Flaws are merely indiscernible....
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    We are the only Animals that kill ourselves So successfully...
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    Struggle, struggle With toil and trouble Go through it all, then Pop like a bubble...
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    I used to graze on the soft grass On sandy- brown shores of Your handsome Head and relish it until I realized that My intestine cannot Digest cellulose...
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    In this life, deaths seem To occur as often as economic Crises do in America...
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    The vacant pages of the titanic Book I open today will Tomorrow be over-packed with My entire little fist sized heart...

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